Israeli Firm Chosen To Develop Robot First Responders
October 8, 2017 | Israeli emergency communication provider Beeper Communications and US robotic systems developer Mantaro Networks have been chosen to receive funds from the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation to develop robots and other search and rescue technologies as first responders. The two companies will receive a $900,000 award over an 18-month period as part of the Unmanned Search and Rescue Systems (USRS) project for the foundation’s NextGen Responders program. Since 1988, Beeper Communications is Israel’s leading provider of emergency communication services for security, military, and homeland defense organizations. The BIRD Foundation was founded in 1977 as an Israel-US partnership organization that sponsors R&D projects in the scientific and technological sector.